Charley Crockett is featured on today’s WXPNWorld Café”—listen to the interview and session here. Recorded live in Philadelphia, the performance features songs from Crockett’s acclaimed new album, Lonesome As A Shadow. Of Crockett, World Café declares, “Charley’s had ups and downs and has come out on the other side with a cowboy hat, some amazing songs and a hard-earned version of optimism that’s nothing short of inspiring.”

Produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Zac Brown) and recorded at Sam Phillip’s Recording in Memphis, TN, Lonesome As A Shadow is Crockett’s fourth full-length album and his first release consisting entirely of original songs. Purchase/stream here.

Recent praise for Lonesome As A Shadow

“…a rollicking mix of classic folk, soul, jazz, honky-tonk and blues…”
“It’s a more soulful side of the traditional roots-based sound that Crockett first honed as a street performer in New Orleans.” –Rolling Stone

“A soulful track that calls to mind Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions.” –Billboard

“His music is rich with Southern flavor, a musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz. It’s the manifestation of a hard-lived life…” –Dallas Observer

“…Crockett's an instantly authentic Texan blessed of a voice and, on this fourth full-length, all original tunes that lope familiar, reassuring.”
“Wondrous” –The Austin Chronicle

“A captivating blend of Memphis soul, Cajun blues, and Texas country.” –Cowboys & Indians

“An infectious rockabilly scorcher…gets you moving; it’s so much fun to dance to this song that you’re disappointed when the music fades out.” –No Depression

“He looks like a modern-day singing cowboy, writes lyrics with the conviction of a well-traveled blues picker and belts out songs with the finesse of a soul singer.” –Wide Open Country

“…Crockett is a much needed kick in the ass for country music. The cajun twist gives him an edge that would soon have him mentioned in the same breathe as Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Ryan Bingham, and Jason Isbell. The future is here, and it is Charley Crockett.” –GSLM

“...Charley Crockett seems to possess everything needed for stardom.”
Lonesome As A Shadow, is injected with a lot more southern soul...blends some newfound grooves in with the dusty country sound of Texas and his own traditional Cajun roots.” –Old Rookkie

“Charley Crockett is a name you’re going to be hearing more in the near incredibly unique, yet traditional voice.” –Whiskey Riff

Crockett will tour throughout 2018 in support of the record including headline shows at Phoenix’s The Rebel Lounge, Los Angeles’ The Mint, Dallas’ The Statler Ballroom and Seattle’s Sunset Tavern among many others. Crockett will also perform a series of shows supporting Turnpike Troubadours and Old 97’s. Tickets are on-sale now. See below for complete details.

Earlier this year, Crockett partnered with Stetson on an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary short chronicling the release of his new record, which can be seen/shared here. The video details Crockett’s musical journey and features footage from throughout his album release day including his sold-out show at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre. Crockett was also recently featured on the podcast, “Walking The Floor with Chris Shiflett.” Listen to the full interview HERE. Of Crockett and the episode, Rolling Stone praises, “Charley Crockett has become the king of his own wild frontier…the conversation traces his path from the cotton fields of south Texas to the stages of theaters across the country. Along the way, Crockett and podcast host Chris Shiflett geek out over Memphis’ musical history, Texas’ independent spirit and the thrill of chasing down your own unique horizon.”

In addition to Crockett on vocals and guitar, Lonesome As A Shadow also features his longtime touring band, “The Blue Drifters.”

The release of Lonesome As A Shadow culminates a series of breakthrough years for Crockett following the release of 2015’s A Stolen Jewel and 2016’s In The Night which received widespread critical acclaim and earned him a Dallas Observer Music Award for “Best Blues Act.” Following the releases, Rolling Stone included Crockett as one of their “10 Artists You Should Know” while Wide Open Country described him as, “A honky tonk hero for the modern era.” Most recently, in 2017, Crockett released a collection of his favorite honky tonk songs, entitled Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.'s Honky Tonk Jubilee. The album features songs originally performed by Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, Roy Acuff, Webb Pierce and other great heroes of honky tonk.

Inspired by the life of his ancestor Davy Crockett, the Texas native has traveled the world, spending time in Paris, Spain, Morocco and Northern Africa as well as singing on the streets across the U.S. from New Orleans’ French Quarter to New York City.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman, Nick Mallchok, Catherine Snead 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

1. I Wanna Cry
2. The Sky’d Become Teardrops
3. Ain’t Gotta Worry Child
4. How Long Will I Last
5. If Not The Fool
6. Help Me Georgia
7. Lonesome As A Shadow
8. Sad & Blue
9. Lil’ Girl’s Name
10. Oh So Shaky
11. Goin’ Back To Texas
12. Change Yo’ Mind


*with Shooter Jennings
†with Turnpike Troubadours
‡with Turnpike Troubadours and Old 97’s

June 1 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Criterion†
June 2 /// Tulsa, OK /// Mercury Lounge
June 4 /// Phoenix, AZ—The Rebel Lounge
June 6 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Mint
June 7 /// Anaheim, CA /// House of Blues†
June 8 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore†
June 9 /// Sacramento, CA /// Ace of Spades†
June 10 /// Solana Beach, CA /// BellyUp Tavern†
June 12 /// Aspen, CO /// BellyUp Aspen†
June 13 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡
June 14 /// Greenley, CO /// Moxi Theater
June 15 /// Fort Collins, CO /// New Belgium Brewery
June 20 /// San Antonio, TX /// Sam’s Burger Joint
June 21 /// Abilene, TX /// The Grace Museum
June 22 /// Dallas, TX /// The Statler Ballroom
June 23 /// Buda, TX /// Buck’s Backyard
June 28 /// Lexington, VA /// Lime Kiln Theater†
June 29 /// Richmond, VA /// Friday Cheers @ Brown’s Island†
June 30 /// Washington, D.C /// 9:30 Club†
July 1 /// Norfolk, VA /// The Norva†
July 6 /// Macon, GA /// The Creek Stage at The Rookery
July 8 /// Asheville, NC /// The Grey Eagle
July 11 /// Woodbridge, NJ /// The Mayor’s Free Concert Series
July 12 /// White Plains, NY /// City Center Summer Concert Series
July 13 /// Mount Salon, VA /// Red Wing Roots Music Festival
July 15 /// Chicago, IL /// Windy City Smokeout
July 17 /// Manchester, UK /// Night People
July 18 /// Bristol, UK /// River Town Festival
July 19 /// Leeds, UK /// Brudenell Social Club
July 20 /// Gateshead, UK /// SummerTyne Americana Festival 2018
July 21 /// Scarborough, UK—Woodend
July 23 /// Glasgow, UK /// Broadcast
July 24 /// London, UK /// The Borderline
July 25 /// Brighton, UK /// Prince Albert
July 26 /// Norwich, UK /// Norwich Arts Centre
July 29 /// Eindhoven, Netherlands /// ‘t Wasven
July 30 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Nochtwache
August 3-4 /// Happy Valley, OR /// Pickathon at Pendarvis Farm
August 5 /// Upper Lake, CA /// Blue Wing Blues Festival
August 9 /// Santa Cruz, CA /// The Catalyst
August 10 /// Petaluma, CA /// Mystic Theatre & Music Hall
August 11 /// Ashland, OR /// West Coast Country Music Festival
August 12 /// Seattle, WA /// Sunset Tavern
August 24-25 /// Fayetteville, AR /// Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 8-9 /// Remus, MI /// Wheatland Music Festival
September 13 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Hi-Fi*
October 11 /// The Woodlands, TX /// Dosey Doe’s
October 13-14 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits Music Festival